Robin Kesselman is a double bass player from Chicago, Illinois.
He began studying at the age of twelve with Virginia Dixon before going on to study with Tanya Carrey, Robert Kassinger, Leigh Mesh, and Paul Ellison. Currently he is a student of David Allen Moore at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Robin received the First Prize at the 2006 Stanger Young Artist Competition of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. The International Society of Bassists loaned the Karr-Koussevitzky bass to him to perform the Koussevitzky Concerto with the symphony. He also won second place in the Glen Ellyn Musician’s Club Scholarship competition. Robin has spent summers studying as a fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Sarasota Music Festival, Domaine Forget, and the Pacific Music Festival of Sapporo, Japan.